Online videos bolster Road Rules Awareness Week 2014

The Centre for Road Safety has developed a series of online video animations for this year’s Road Rules Awareness week, beginning today, which gives all road users an annual reminder to ensure they are up to speed with the road rules.

Centre for Road Safety General Manager Marg Prendergast said the animations will help all road users better understand some of the most commonly encountered and misunderstood road rules.

“These videos will show you how to negotiate a roundabout, the rules around school zones and how to legally use your mobile phone while driving,” Ms Prendergast said.

“Speed limits, stop signs, no right turn, no entry... There are regular reminders of some rules on the road, but for some other rules it is useful to get the occasional refresher.

“It’s not just drivers who need to understand the rules, it’s all road users so that means motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians too,” Ms Prendergast said.

“We are all responsible for both our own safety on the roads, and the safety of all those we interact with. Our individual and collective safety is one big team effort.”

On top of the online videos, all road users can collect a Top 10 Misunderstood Road Rules guide from Services NSW and RMS registries.

The videos and misunderstood road rules guide can be viewed online at roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au Link to external website, or call 132 213 to ask about any road rule you want more information on.

The Centre for Road Safety and Amy Gillett Foundation have continued their partnership during Road Rules Awareness Week, with a roadside billboard campaign to remind motorists and cyclists to follow the rules and show respect to one another.

“Cycling is becoming increasingly popular, so it’s more important than ever for all drivers, particularly those driving larger vehicles, to keep an eye out for bikes and consider cyclist safety,” Ms Prendergast said.

“Those embracing pedal power also have a big part to play, by riding sensibly and predictably and obeying road rules such as stopping at red lights.”

Online videos bolster Road Rules Awareness Week 2014 (pdf 92KB)

24 February 2014